MAJOR R&D PROJECTS

     On going:

  • Building capacity in teaching and collaborative research in sensor systems for public utilitieswith special emphasis on water and electricity distribution system : Jointly with Univ. of Bermingham UK, IBM India, RBEI India, ThoughtFocus India, Srinivasa Institute of Technology, Mangalore and A J Hospital, Mangalore : Mar. 2016 - Feb. 2018, Funded by Royal Academy of Engineering (Budget: Rs. 75.00 Lakhs)

  • Compact multi-band antenna with independently controlled resonant frequency and polarization for mobile wireless applicationsSERB, Department of Science and Technology(DST) under fast track young scientist research scheme Govt. of India (Rs. 34.14 Lakhs)

  • Development and Performance Evaluation of Efficient Tracking Algorithms for Phased Array Radars in the Presence of Electronic Counter Measures - SERB, Department of Science and Technology(DST) under fast track young scientist research scheme, 2016-2019, ( Budget: Rs.13.10 Lakhs)

  • Development and real-time implementation of fully automated liver cancer detection system from H&E stained liver histo-pathological images - SERB, Govt. of India (Rs. 14.43 Lakhs)

  • Design and deployment of an automatic audio-visual warning system for unmanned Railway level Crossings – TEQIP Phase II (Rs. 4.0 Lakhs)

  • Building capacity in teaching and collaborative research in sensor systems for public utilities – TEQIP Phase  II (Rs. 2.5 Lakhs)

  • Uncoordinated secure and energy aware access in distributed wireless networks by Ministry of Communication and Information Technology – jointly with IITB, TIFRB and NIT Durgapur, 2013-16 (Rs. 22 Lakhs) [ITRA]

Completed:

  • RF MEMS switches for Wideband Reconfigurable RF Microsystems, 2010-2014 (Rs. 175 Lakhs) [DeitY]
  • Secure Turbulence Resistant Free Space Optical (FSO) links for Broadband Wireless Access Networks, 2010-2014 (Rs. 130 Lakhs) [DeitY]
  • RF MEMS switch for Ka-band mm-wave circuits, 2009-2013 (Rs. 67 Lakhs), jointly with Physics Dept. [ADA]
  • Energy Harvesting Seat, 2014-16, [Aerospace Network Research Consortium, Boeing]
  • Low complexity decoders for Turbo Codes, 2003-2006 (Rs. 6.0 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • Interferometric Fiber Optic Sensors, 1993-99  (Rs. 5.0 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • Feasibility studies on the measurement of density in fluid mud areas using acoustic techniques, 1990-93  (Rs. 8.75 Lakhs) [DoE]

 

MAJOR  DEVELOPMENTAL  PROJECTS

    On going:

  • DST-FIST Project - Advanced Research Lab in RF Communications and Networks - 2016-2020 (Rs. 125 Lakhs)
  • SMDP-C2S in VLSI Design: Phase III, 2015-2020 (Rs. 100 Lakhs) [DeitY]
    • Cluster Level R&D Project : "ASIC Components for sensor interfacing for the Next Generation LCA"  coordinated by IISc, Bangalore and in collaboration with PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, NIT Warangal, IIT Hyderabad, NIT Rourkela 
    • Hardware Accelerator for Deep Neural Networks
    • Development and  implementation of Photoplethysmography (PPG) and Electro Cardiogram (ECG) acquisition and processing system on a chip.
  • Intel Embedded Systems Initiative 2013-  (Rs 6.00 Lakhs) [Intel, India]
  • Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP - Phase II), 2011-2016 [WB]

    Completed:

  • MEMS Design Centre, 2009-2014 (Rs. 7.52 Lakhs), jointly with Physics Dept., [ADA]
  • Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP - Phase I), 2003-2009 [WB]
  • SMDP in VLSI Design: Phase - II, 2007-13 (Rs. 80 Lakhs) [MCIT]
  • SMDP in VLSI Design: Phase - I, 2001-06 (Rs. 45 Lakhs) [MCIT]
  • MODROB for Communication Lab, 2005-07 (Rs. 8 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • MODROB for Embedded System Design Lab, 2003-05 (Rs. 10 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • Electronics Education Network Project (EENP), 2001-06 (Rs. 80 Lakhs) [SDC]
  • Project IMPACT – Sustainability Support Scheme, 1998-2003 (Rs. 30 Lakhs), [WB and DoE]
  • Project IMPACT, 1993-98 (Rs. 100 Lakhs) [WB and DoE]
  • UK- India RECs Project, 1993-98 (Rs 600 Lakhs)[ODA]


1. Design and Commissioning of Simulators for the Indian Railway Signaling System (for both Single Line and Double Line Operation)

Sponsoring Agency: Konkan Railway Institute of Staff Training (KRIST) Duration: 2007-09

Task Undertaken: Design and Fabrication of simulators to train railway personnel on the Indian Railway Signaling system. This work involved the design of a simulator (in Java) that could the actions of the signaling system prevalent on the Indian railways and design of a panels (with a microcontroller interface) that is a replica of the signaling panel in the Station master’s office. These panels (separate for single line and double line operations) were interfaced to a computer running the simulator. This allows the trainee to be trained on the system to handle all kinds of tasks usually encountered while regulating railway traffic. It is use in the Konkan Railway Institute of Staff Training since 2009. This system was built with the help of enthusiastic and concrete contributions of our undergraduate students (ECE, EE) from the 2005-09 batch. We heartily thank them for this wonderful work which has possibly contributed to safer travel on the Indian Railway network because of better training offered to their Signaling and Operating staff.


2. Technical Consultancy during procurement of Currency Note sorting machines to Public Sector Banks (2009 - ).

Sponsoring Agencies: Corporation Bank, Syndicate Bank, Vijaya Bank

Task Undertaken: In this consultancy work we have served as an advisor and technical expert to leading public sector banks during the procurement of machines for currency note processing and fake note detection. In the course of this work, we have assisted the banks in the drafting of tender documents, examination of the received bids and also developed testing procedures to test the speed, repeatability and fake note detection capabilities of these machines. We assist the banks in ensuring that the currency note sorting machines being procured by them for use in their currency chests/ branches meet the requirements set forth for these machines by the Reserve bank of India (RBI) and are capable of working consistently and reliably.

 

Contact us

Dr. U. Shripathi Acharya,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473046

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